I’m looking for a budget compact digital camera with minimal shutter lag...or at least one that is better than the Canon Powershot SD1100 IS (which I THINK is
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I'm looking into the Casio Exilim EX-Z2000, but I can't find any info on shutter lag. Anyone know what it is? Or at least if it's faster than the Canon Powershot SD1100 IS?



Camera Type

• Are you looking for a compact point & shoot camera, a DSLR, or something in between? (Or perhaps you haven't decided yet — that's okay!)
COMPACT POINT AND SHOOT

• Is this your first camera? First ever, or first digital?
SECOND DIGITAL CAMERA

• Are you interested in a high level of control, or would you prefer to let the camera do as much "thinking" as possible?
LET THE CAMERA DO AS MUCH THINKING AS POSSIBLE

• If you had to choose, would you prefer a more versatile (large "ื") zoom lens, or top-notch image quality with no zoom at all?
VERSATILE ZOOM

• What size of camera do you want? To what degree would you be willing to sacrifice other features for compactness?
COMPACT OR ULTRA COMPACT



Budget

• What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.
UNDER $200 (IF POSSIBLE)

• Do you plan to spend more on additional accessories now or in the future? (Lenses, lighting, tripods, batteries, memory cards, camera bags... it adds up!)
PROBABLY NOT

• How long do you plan on keeping this new camera?
UNTIL I BREAK IT OR LOSE IT :-s



Usage

• What will you generally use the camera for?
TAKING PICS OF MOVING OBJECTS (I.E. PETS, KIDS)

• Are you going to photograph sports? What sport, and from how far away?
KIDS SOCCER; FROM AS FAR AS THE OPPOSITE END OF FIELD

• Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos, or other low-light photos?
YES

• Will you make prints, or primarily view and share images on a computer screen? If you make prints, will they typically be small (up to 5ื7") or medium sized (8ื10"), or are you interested in larger sizes as well?
WON’T BE MAKING MANY PRINTS, BUT IF SO, THEY WILL BE MOSTLY SMALL, SOME MEDIUM, MOST LIKELY NO LARGE

• Are you interested in spending time post-processing to make an image "perfect", or would you prefer to use images basically straight from the camera?
MAINLY RIGHT FROM THE CAMERA, BUT WITH SOME POST PROCESSING



Miscellaneous

• Are there particular lenses or technical features that are interesting or important to you?
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS, IN THIS ORDER, ARE:
1.SHUTTER LAG (AS LOW AS POSSIBLE)
2.SIZE (COMPACT OR ULTRA COMPACT)
3.PRICE (PREFERABLY UNDER $200)

• Are there particular brands or models you already have in mind?
I'M LOOKING INTO THE CASIO EXILIM EX-Z2000 RIGHT NOW (BUT HAVING TROUBLE FINDING INFO ON SHUTTER LAG.)
OTHER THAN THAT, AS LONG AS IT FITS THE CRITERIA, I’M NOT TOO PARTICULAR ABOUT BRAND